PHBA takes out an annual insurance to cover Third Party Liability for Clubs and their Members affiliated to PHBA for the period covered. Currently this is with Insure4Sport. Players registered with PHBA are covered for PHBA match play and their own club nights. This Third Party insurance is similar to, but cheaper than, the club insurance that Badminton England offers its members. Both of the insurances only cover Third Party claims and NOT sports injuries, or loss or damage to sports equipment and personal belongings. If a claim is to be made then the PHBA Secretary should be notified of the impending claim.

SEASON 2019/20
This season there will be a flat £35 Registration Fee per club.
This covers the Club Insurance payable to PHBA's insurance providers for up to 35 match players.
For clubs with over 35 match players there will be an additional cost of £1 per player.
The insurance should be paid to the PHBA Treasurer (Matt Main) by 1st October 2019.

The PHBA Insurance Certificates can be viewed on the Home Menu under About, Documents and Downloads.

If clubs or individuals wish to take out their own sports insurance specific to their own needs in addition to the PHBA insurance they can of course do so.


Terminology, Points Scoring, Match Scoring, Promotion/Relegation, Premier Division, Miscellaneous.

Please note the correct terminology as adopted from Badminton England by the PHBA:
21 points = a game.
Best of 3 games = a rubber, or set.
A total of 6 rubbers/sets = a match.

There will be some changes to the league structure for the 2018/2019 season.
See below for details:

All divisions will now have six rubbers/sets per match.

Pairings: A+B v A+B, C+D v C+D, A+B v C+D, C+D v A+B, A+D v A+D, B+C v B+C.

Man A + Lady A v Man A + Lady A
Man B + Lady B v Man B + Lady B
Man A + Lady A v Man B + Lady B
Man B + Lady B v Man A + Lady A
Man A + Lady B v Man A + Lady B
Man B + Lady A v Man B + Lady A

The PHBA Committee voted to retain the scoring system - adopted in the 2017/2018 season - for the 2018/2019 season.
This involves the scoring of one point per game won within a rubber/set. Only game points won count towards the final match points total, not the individual rubbers/sets won as in previous seasons.
This enables teams to score points even if they lose the match 6 rubbers/sets to 0. There are a maximum of 18 points and a minimum of 12 points to be won per match between both teams. Either team can attain anything from 12 points maximum (if they win all of their games) down to a minimum of 0 points, if they do not win any games.

New scorecards were given out at the AGM. They can also be downloaded from Documents and Downloads under the menu About on the Home Page of the PHBA website.

There will be a change this season in the men's divisions.
The Committee have voted to return to the '2 up, 2 down' format for promoted and relegated teams instead of the play-off option. This season, after major restructuring of the divisions due to an influx of four new clubs resulting in fewer teams in each division, the format will be '1 up, 1 down', in all men's divisions.

As voted for by all clubs at the 2016 PHBA AGM, we have been attempting to introduce the new Premier Division for this season, probably in the off-season. This is ongoing and is being organised by Pete Proud.
Once implemented, all clubs will be informed of the structure and running of the Premier Division.
An 'umbrella' insurance will have been taken out for all PHBA clubs and its Committee Members. This is necessary to cover all eventualities. Clubs playing in the Southampton and Winchester Leagues must also be registered with Badminton England due to their stipulation of not covering their own members who play against non-registered B.E. players.


If you have any questions please contact the PHBA Secretary, Andrew Wright: aw_roo@ntlworld.com